[ 17 January 2014; 4:00 pm; ] Questacon have word on a pretty exciting talk this Friday:
Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and [...]
[ 1 January 2014 to 31 January 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!
Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 15th 8pm
Thursday 16th 9pm
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
[ 15 January 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!
So many prizes, all first prizes!
BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM!
AND WANTS YOUR WORDS!
And because we are the [...]
The Canberra Comedy Festival have made a further announcement on their jam packed lineup for 2014:
Canberra Comedy Festival have added even more shows to their already massive line-up that will run between 4 and 9 March at various venues around Canberra.
The festival’s first announcement in December included two special shows by Doug Anthony All [...]
[ 14 March 2014; 8:00 pm; ]
Because so many of you are dirty nerds who like to be exploited (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s worth mentioning that the Canberra Theatre has a listing for The Empire Strips Back:
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….
Finally returning to Canberra after two years, THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK: A Star [...]
Community Services has just tweeted its need jigglers and jugglers for the Beer And Meat On A Stick Day Parade!
Email the intriguing email@example.com to get involved if you have “special talents”.
Be a part of #CBR most exciting street parade at this year's @NatMultiFest pic.twitter.com/eq3eN0BTp1
— Community Services (@CSD_ACT) January 7, 2014
Joy Burch has announced a funding round to local film makersL
More than $80,000 has been provided to nine screen-based artists through the 2014 ACT Screen Arts Fund, ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
“The ACT Screen Arts Fund provides opportunities for the ACT community to access funding for film and screen projects,” [...]
This just in from Jorian Gardner for Fringe 2014:
Fringe Director Jorian Gardner today announced the appointment of Amy Louise Dunham to the position of Creative Producer for the February 2014 event.
“Amy is a well-loved and accomplished young artist working across a range of fields including theatre, live music and dance,” said Gardner. “Aside from her [...]
Arguably the best thing to come out of Canberra David Finnigan has graced the Rizal Fountain Raps and it’s worth looking at:
The fourth series of The Rizal Fountain Raps sees Too Many Weapons (or David Finnigan, Georgie McAuley, Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns-Warr) return to the creativity-breeding grounds of Penrith in NSW to perform a [...]
[ 13 December 2013 to 14 December 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.
Set in [...]
[ 20 December 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).
Corey is returning to [...]
They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.
You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]
Last night the Canberra International Film Festival kicked off for 2013 with some rather nice speeches (including by the US Ambassador who’s under some heat back home over the content of the festival he’s promoting).
There was champagne for the important people (I know Goosepig and I were because the girl who handed me my tickets [...]
Word reaches us of something a little bit different in town for the Centenary of Canberra Children’s Festival:
Biami, a local production specially commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra children’s festival, is a cross-country collaboration between a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a Noongar playwright and poet from Western Australia.
Co-creator Duncan Smith, who hails [...]
[ 1 November 2013 to 3 November 2013. ] A night of opera, a banquet, masquerade masks, some fireworks, and ice cream you say?
Carnival of Venice is a thing that is happening at Albert Hall and you should go for all the reasons I mentioned above.
This event contains more culture than I know what to do with. You could go to this night and [...]
[ 24 October 2013; 6:30 pm; 25 October 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.
Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.
In traditional Kabuki only males [...]
[ 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. ]
A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.
Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.
The packed program for Kids, [...]
Mrs Deref and I went to the circus last night.
Empire is set up in the Spiegeltent – a glorious retro creation worthy of the Skywhale – in Civic Square. A significant crowd had already gathered by 7:00pm, half an hour before the advertised start, the early arrivers sitting at tables and the rest standing around [...]
[ 18 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
This sounds fascinating.
Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.
Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]
Burlesque Life Drawing blows a hole in the space-time continuum to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Wh0
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Canberra, Impact Comics and Scope Mt Stromlo have combined forces to save you from the sterile, boring, badly lit, life drawing studios and the bored, silent, robotic models.
Come and draw amazing models dressed as your [...]
[ 25 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!
Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]
[ 23 October 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:
On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]
The Hindmarsh Group have announced their patronage of the Canberra Theatre Centre for the next three years:
Hindmarsh, one of Australia’s leading property and construction companies, will become a principal sponsor of the Canberra Theatre Centre in 2014 with a three year commitment to help kick-start the Centre’s vocational education and training program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy [...]
[ 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]
The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!
However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.
As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!
Canberra has produced many extraordinary poets in recent times. So many, and so good, that they reach out of the poetry niche and startle members of the general public bored with bad poetry in long ago schoolrooms.
Chris Huet (aka CJ Bowerbird) is one such and TEDxCanberra has been good enough to put his recent presentation [...]
[ 17 October 2013 to 2 November 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]